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Dissertation - Chapter 4 - Motherhood and Deception in The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts (2 of 9)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

As the novel opens readers discover that the narrator, Hannah, is an orphan.  Hannah was reared by nobody “in particular” and never knew her father or mother (Crafts 5-6).  953 more words

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UC-San Diego Professor Nadine George-Grave says 'Performance is not benign.'

Dr. Nadine George-Grave, author of such books as “The Royalty of Negro Vaudeville: The Whitman Sisters” and “The Negotiation of Race, Gender, and Class in African American Theater,” has developed a reputation as a bit of a provocateur. 70 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 4 - Motherhood and Deception in The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts (1 of 9)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

MOTHERHOOD AND DECEPTION AS FREEDOM IN THE BONDWOMAN’S NARRATIVE BY HANNAH CRAFTS

Introduction

Unearthed in 2001 and published in 2002 by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Hannah Crafts’ novel, The Bondwoman’s Narrative, and Crafts herself, exist amid scrutiny.  587 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 3 - Securing Liberty in William Wells Brown's Clotel (5 of 5)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

At the outset of the carriage ride, Clotel does not join in the discussions, but by the journey’s end she freely gives her political opinions (Brown 235, 243).  436 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 3 - Securing Liberty in William Wells Brown's Clotel (4 of 5)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

Clotel’s minstrel performances create and transform her subjectivity, thus highlighting them as a feminist (re)course for citizenship.  957 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 3 - Securing Liberty in William Wells Brown's Clotel (3 of 5)

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2009

Because Althesa makes overtures at plaҫage and lives life passing as a white woman, she gains freedoms that would have been denied her had she not done so.  960 more words

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Dissertation - Chapter 3 - Securing Liberty in William Wells Brown's Clotel (2 of 5)

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Roshaunda D. Cade
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2009

Although all three women are slaves, Brown suspends their servitude status to portray Currer, Althesa, and Clotel as at liberty to pursue their interests, financial or other.  491 more words

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